domingo, 29 de mayo de 2011

NUMBERS FROM 1 TO 12



One, two, three… learn the numbers with these wonderful worksheets. Just click on them and download. You can also watch the video in order to improve your pronunciation and remember them (from 1 to 10). I hope you like them.

Your teacher and friend, Mr. Alonso

See you tomorrow!!!

jueves, 26 de mayo de 2011

TELLING THE TIME - WHAT TIME IS IT?

What time is it?

My dear students at 3rd level are studying the hours. They know how to ask for the time. They say: “Excuse me, what time is it, please?”

This online tale helps them to review the hours and daily activities. You can read and listen to the text if you choose “page by page” or without text “movie”. I hope it helps you. Just click on http://www.angles365.com/classroom/stories2/time.swf


You can use this clock too. It is the Primary Clock by Cambridge University Press. You can review the time: o'clock, a quarter past, half past, quarter to... It's nice and useful:
http://www.cambridge.org/elt/resources/young/interactive/clock/index.htm

Your teacher and friend, Mr. Alonso

See you!

HELPING STUDENTS WITH PAST SIMPLE - REGULAR VERBS

My students at 5th level have begun this week the grammar related to past simple of regular verbs. What do we use the past simple for?

  • We use simple past to talk about actions or situations that happened in a defined time in the past.
  • To talk about regular actions/situations in the past.
  • We use it along certain adverbs or adverbial phrases in relation to past time.
Forms:

Affirmative: 
 Subject+ verb + - ed + objects.

Negative:
Subject+ aux. verb to do in the past (did) +not+ main verb (infinitive) + objects

Interrogative:
Aux. verb to do in the past (did) + subject+ main verb (infinitive) + objects

Useful adverbs for past simple:

YESTERDAY, THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY, LAST DAY, LAST WEEK, LAST SATURDAY, FEW DAYS AGO, TWO DAYS AGO, AT 9 O’CLOCK…

Here are two presentations in order to help you. Click on this page (http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/past-simple-exercise-3.html) for further practice on the simple past in English.

Good luck. Your teacher and friend, Mr. Alonso

Regards


viernes, 20 de mayo de 2011

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2011 - RUNNING SCARED WITH LYRICS

The Eurovision Song Contest 2011 was the 56th annual Eurovision Song Contest and was won by the Azerbaijani entry "Running Scared" performed by Eldar & Nigar. The event took place in the Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany, following Germany's win in the previous year. The two semi-finals took place on 10 May and 12 May 2011, while the final took place on the evening of 14 May 2011.

My students know my favourite song is “Fairytale” by Alexander Ribak (Norway, 2009), but “Running Scared” by Eldar & Nigar sounds good. I think using music and songs when teaching English can be beneficial for non-native English speaking students as well as fluent speakers. This article deals with our project “Junior Eurovision Song Contest”, where my students and students from different countries (Turkey, Romania, Italy…) developed their imagination and creativity through shows.

What is your favourite song? Please, comment this article. Remember, “ENGLISH IS FUN!!!!” and “Save this blog, your comments are important”


Your teacher and friend, Mr. Alonso

COUNTRIES AND NATIONALITIES

Hello again!

Where are you from? Are you from Italy? Are you Spanish? In this presentation you can practice the topic "Countries and Nationalities" Remeber the structures:

Where are you from?
Are you from ...? (Country)
Are you  ...? (Nationality)
I am from... (Country)
I am not from ... (Country)
I am ... (Nationality)
I am not ... (Nationality)
I want to travel to (Country)
And finally, remember "ENGLISH IS FUN!!!!" 

Thanks María Rosa. Your teacher and friend, Mr. Alonso

 

FAMILY MEMBERS - THE SIMPSONS FAMILY

The-family-members simpsonsMy students (and I) like "The simpsons": Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie... and we are studying the vocabulary related to family in class. I think the best way of learning a language is using material near them. In this way they reach, learn and practice the main goal. There is a family tree, grammar and there are several activities you can practice. Just click on play. I hope you like it.Your teacher and friend, Mr. Alonso  

lunes, 9 de mayo de 2011

VOCABULARY REVIEW

Here you are a game with vocabulary related to fruits, colours, shapes and body. Just click on the link and choose a category. I hope you like it, because it is really funny! Thanks Ángeles for your contribution. Thanks for all your support. Your teacher and friend, Mr. Alonso!!! Regards http://www.vedoque.com/juegos/vocabulary.swf

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